Tropical Storm Warning In Effect Along Coast

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Jul 082021

A tropical storm warning is in effect until further notice mainly along the coast (Milford, New Haven, Guilford).
The wind assessment has decreased as the storm approaches. You can expect peak winds of 10-25 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will be less than 39 mph — less than tropical storm force — but conditions may still be gusty according to the National Weather Service.
Ensure emergency readiness should the forecast change. The threat to life and property includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity.
There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect. An anticipated 1-3 inches of rain will fall, with locally higher amounts. Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
The current situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes. Plans should still include the potential for a few tornadoes. Stay informed should additional weather alerts be needed. If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.
The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions.  Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
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Wind Advisory In Effect Until 7 AM Saturday

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Mar 022018

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday, March 3.

Here’s what to expect:

Northbound winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

The strongest winds, capable of downing trees and power lines, as well causing property damage will hit this afternoon and evening. Scattered power outages are possible.

Driving can be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Use extra caution.

UPDATED: Kevin’s Snowstorm Forecast

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Feb 122014

Brace yourselves, here’s the latest from our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone.

Lets get right down to business and skip all theweather model talk.

Snow will begin 2-4 a.m. Thursday morning.   Flurries possible as early as midnight. By the time most of us wake up 7-9 a.m. expect 2-4 inches on the ground.

As the storm center approaches closer during the afternoon on Thursday warmer air will come with it.

The SE corner of the State and possibly parts of the immediate shoreline will turn over to a mix; this is because the winds will be coming off the Atlantic Ocean and warm up the surface.

The exact timing of this is still up in the air but a rough estimate will be between 12-5 p.m. By the time the switch over occurs most of the state will have 3-6 inches on the ground exception being SE CT, 2-4 for you guys.

The rain/snow line will try and push NW during the afternoon, but (AS OF NOW) I believe the cold air will win out for the rest of the state and stay as an all snow event.

I am expecting a break in the action from 5-8 p.m., very light precip or nothing at all in some locations.  Even though some of us may switch over to a mix briefly, a second burst of snow 8-10 p.m. we are all back to snow again for the remainder of the storm.

An additional 3-6 inches will fall in this second burst for inland areas.  Shore and SE CT will be towards the lower end of that!

Snow will continue through the night and end 4-7 a.m. Friday morning.

The chance of flurries and blowing snow will continue through Friday morning.  I expect schools to be closed both Thursday and Friday!

I also want to point out that this is a prettypowerful storm; winds gusts will be between 35-45 MPH.  Also add on the fact that the snow will be very heavy.  It could be a recipe for many power outages.